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Project Double Team Youth Mentoring
An innovative approach to mentoring and fostering positive relationships for youth in Lynchburg. This program pairs Heritage high school athletes with elementary school students for mentoring and sports practice. Sports included in Double Team are volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
Hill Climber’s Program
Recognizes students who have achieved excellence while overcoming obstacles and challenges. If you would like to nominate a deserving youth please download a referral form and send it to Dana Wright, 99 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504.
Mayor's Youth Council
The Council serves as a liaison between Lynchburg youth and City leaders. This civic minded group completes community services projects and sponsors activities for youth in the community.To find out more information about the Mayor's Youth Council please click the following link:
|EC Glass High School||Liberty Christian Academy|
|Heritage High School||New Covenant Schools|
|Holy Cross Regional Catholic School||Virginia Episcopal School|
Youth Day of Caring
One day event in which youth complete community service projects to help improve the quality of life in their community. This event is open to all youth groups in the city and takes place on the last Friday in June.
SWAG - Steering w/o Alcohol and Guilt
The SWAG initiative is funded through a Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant, which was awarded to the City of Lynchburg and the Healthy Individuals through Prevention and Education Coalition (HiPE). The goal for this initiative is to decrease alcohol related crashes by 10% in the ages of 15-24 years of age in the City of Lynchburg. A needs assessment was completed in 2012 through data collection. If you are interested in knowing more about the data or the data collection process please contact Frank Diaz at 455-5685.